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February 22, 1991 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-02-22

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2,346 years ago in ancient Persia, the
wicked Haman schemed to destroy the
Jewish People. But through a miraculous se-
quence of events, involving Mordehai and
Queen Esther, the tables were turned; Haman
and his henchmen were hanged on the
Every year this victory is celebrated on the
joyous Festival of Purim. And although the
story of Purim happened thousands of years
ago, its lesson of faith and trust in G-d is as
relevant today as ever.
This year Purim starts on Wednesday night,
February 27, and continues through Thursday,
February 28.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem
M. Schneerson, urges all to celebrate Purim
and its observances:

• On Wednesday night and Thursday
morning, the story of Purim is read in the
Synagogue from the scroll of Esther. Make
sure you're there, and bring the kids with you.
• On Thursday, Purim day, send a holiday
package of at least two kinds of food to at
least one friend.
• Give charity to at least two poor people,
or put two coins in a charity box, on Purim
• Recite the "Al Hanissim" in all Purim
prayers and Grace after meals.
• Eat a Festive Purim meal on Thursday
So this year, celebrate Purim, and send a
message of true Jewish strength — that trust
in G-d is stronger than anything.


Chabad Lubavitch
Michigan Headquarters
Jack and Miriam Shenkman
Education Center
28555 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(313) 737-7000


University of Michigan Chabad House

Lazaroff-Schaver Student Center
715 Hill Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(313) 769-3078
Rabbi Aharon Y. Goldstein

Regional Director: Rabbi Berel Shemtov
Lubavitch Foundation Associate Director:
Rabbi Yitschak M. Kagan

Future Headquarters

Synagogue Campus of Living Judaism,
Maple Rd. between Drake and Halsted Rds.
Development and Planning:
Dr. Chayim D. Kagan


Oholei Yosef Yitschok Lubavitch Day School

28555 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(313) 737-5781
Director: Rabbi Bentsiyon Stein
Rosh Yeshiva: Rabbi Yosef Y. Gourarie

Camp Gan Israel/Esther Allan

Bais Chabad of Bloomfield Hills

(313) 634-6010
Rabbi Moshe Polter

Congregation Beth Chabad
of Farmington Hills

Seymour and Martha Goldman Center
32000 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(313) 855-2910
Rabbi Chayim M. Bergstein

Chabad House of Eastern Michigan

Arlene and Rose Lando Center
2615 Michigan Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 957-0770
Rabbi Yosef Y. Weingarten

Route 1, Box 272, Lake Valley Road
Kalkaska, MI 49646
(616) 258-9824
Administrator: Mrs. Berel Shemtov

Huntington Woods Minyan

Camp Gan Israel Farmington Hills

Lubavitch Center of Oak Park

28555 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(313) 737-7000
Director: Rabbi Shimon Druk

Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe

25615 Greenfield
Souhfield, MI 48075
(313) 569-9514
Director: Rabbi Yosef Mishulovin


Education and Outreach:
Rabbi Herschel Finman
Community Outreach:
Rabbi Yosef Y. Keselman
Family Visitation:
Rabbi Yitschak A. Mann
Hospital Visitation:
Rabbi Moshe Zaklikofski
Chcibad House on Wheels:
Rabbi Hershel Zaklos



Mishkan Israel Nusach H'Ari
14000 W. Nine Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
(313) 543-6611
Rabbi Moshe Zaklikofski

Chabad of North Oak Park

25539 Briar Drive
Oak Park, MI 48237
(313) 967-4113
Rabbi Yehoshua Morozow

Lubavitch Mikvaos (Ritualariums)

Ann Arbor
Flint (upcoming)
Grand Rapids
Oak Park
West Bloomfield

(313) 543-0074
Rabbi Dovid Shepherd

(313) 769-3078
(313) 230-0770
(616) 649-6788
(313) 398-1888
(313) 626-1807

Chabad House of Toledo

2350 Secor
Toledo, OH 43606
(419) 535-1930
Rabbi Yosef Y. Shemtov

Bais Chabad Torah Center of West Bloomfield

5595 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48033
(313) 855-6170
Rabbi Elimelech Silberberg

Brochures concerning the laws and customs
of Purim can be obtained free of charge from
any of the offices listed above.


German Guilt

Continued from preceding page

to Baghdad with enormous
cash incentives."
According to the report,
German and Austrian ex-
perts left Iraq before
Christmas but returned
secretly: "They got off the
plane from Baghdad for ap-
pearances' sake and then
went right back on the same
Iraqi Airways plane."
As if these revelations
were not enough, the Ger-
man government has been
deeply embarrassed by
Western anger and disgust
at its niggardly, some say
cowardly, response to the
Gulf crisis.
Germany, economic giant
of Europe, pledged a mere $3
billion dollars to the allied
war effort and reluctantly
sent 18 Alpha jets, some
minesweepers and some
near obsolete equipment for
the allied effort.
The German government
refused for several months to
provide crucial and des-
perately-needed spare parts

for Britain's Tornado fighter
bombers and Milan anti-
tank missiles. The British
Government, in a stinging
memo to Bonn, had to
threaten to make the matter
public if the Germans did
not deliver the parts.
In an editorial entitled "A
German Disgrace," the
Hamburg-based magazine
Stern pointed out to its
readers the unpalatable fact
that allied soldiers and
civilians might soon be dy-
ing at the hands of a
"despot" armed by Germans
with weapons of mass
"It is hardly surprising
that people abroad consider
this despicable," warned the
magazine. " We'll be made
to pay for it."
Israel may have to be con-
tent with $165 million and
assurances that "you can
count on Germany and the
German people." More
powerful nations might not
be appeased so cheaply. 0

European Congress Split
Over Rewards For Syria

Brussels (JTA) — Opposi-
tion has developed within
the European Parliament to
rewarding Syria financially
for its participation in the
U.S.-led coalition of Western
and Arab countries now
fighting Iraq.
The parliament, the Euro-
pean Community's
legislative body based in
Strasbourg, France, is divid-
ed over a decision by the 12
E.C. foreign ministers to
release some $200 million in
withheld grants and loans to
The parliament must give
formal approval when it
convenes next week.
Some of the 518 deputies
have expressed concern that
Syria is a country where
"human rights are still
violated on a large scale."
Others insist, however,
that Syria's participation in
the coalition is an "impor-
tant political development"
and say Damascus will have
an important role to play in
the postwar diplomatic pro-
The ministers' decision in
Brussels earlier this month
ended a four-year economic
freeze of Syria. The E.C.
suspended financial and
economic cooperation with
that country in 1986 because
of the alleged association of
the Syrian authorities with
terrorists who tried to blow

up an El Al plane at
Heathrow airport near Lon-
The E.C. also applied sanc-
tions against Damascus, in-
cluding a ban on arms sales
and the cancellation of high-
level visits.

Israel To Get
German Aid

Bonn (JTA) — The Bonn
government has announced
officially that it will allocate
$102 million to Israel to buy
Patriot anti-missile bat-
teries from the United
The cash is in lieu of the
Patriot batteries Germany
originally offered from its
own stock, which turned out
to be better suited to down-
ing enemy aircraft than
intercepting the Iraqi Scud
missiles launched at Israel.
Germany also confirmed
that it has offered Israel and
Egypt unspecified numbers
of armored reconnaissance
vehicles which can detect
nuclear, biological or
chemical weapons.
The vehicles, known as
ABC, are from the stock of
the dismantled East German
army and are being offered
free of charge.
In addition, Israel will
receive eight of Germany's
advanced Fox vehicles.

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